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    It's good for my mental health. Your mileage may vary.

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    Why is this on at least 3 forums?
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    Yes, it has been something that taught me that if anyone is willing to apply themselves they can achieve more than they may have thought. Guitar has been my tool for many things I know I could not have done had I not got that inspiration. Now it is part of my re-train my brain after a stroke, my right hand is better as a result... nowhere near where it was but far better than it was as well. Its different for most people, but to me the word blessing is appropriate.
    Vag Jackson, Man Of Action

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    I most certainly would have offed myself by now if it weren't for music and specifically, writing music.

    If I go more than a couple weeks without writing or recording, there's a noticeable change in my attitude and mood. To the point my wife will ask me, "So, you going to do some recording this weekend?". So for me, yes. It's an integral part of my life.
    Perfection is the enemy of progress.

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    From my experience, I have to say "definitely". Many years ago, I had a breakup with a girl that I was engaged to. The engagement made us both realize that we weren't really ready for marriage. We eventually broke up. I was in a bad place. The guitar definitely helped me. I focused on learning songs from an entire album. It definitely helped me. But, I can't say that the same result wouldn't happen with any hobby. Something else to focus on might be the key.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy View Post
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    While listening to music that you know and like tends to cause the strongest brain response and dopamine release, try listening to new music. Unfamiliar melodies may stimulate your brain, while providing a new source of pleasure as you get used to hearing them.
    Gustavo Woltmann : UK based rock band guitarist

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